Ridiculous Typos & Piss-Poor Proof-Reading

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Didn't Spike Lee Tweet the wrong address and send an angry, criminal-seeking mob round to an innocent couple's home a few years ago? Consider this retribution, Spike!
 

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Sir David (he's one of about three people I'm willing to preface with "Sir") is a Prince Among Men (he's also one of about three people I am prepared to regard as a "Prince", thus earning himself two titles) and can walk around naked if he so desires, in fact I demand this for Blue Planet III.
 

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Below are actual complaints that were received by my now former employer from guests who had stayed at their hotels - the lady who handled complaints left on Friday as well so sent these out for everyone to laugh at ahead of her departure.

Beyond saying that they will have to stay relatively anonymous.

Several look like autocorrect fails, still should have read their email if they are gonna complain.

They were meant to have the burial suite (paid for in their package) but due to the Liverpool Football team and Simon Cowell
staying there my friends get ousted into a normal room!
The layout is also a bit chaotic with separate places for different items spread across the restaurant floor.
Had stake which was very nice, half a dozen ships which had been cooked to death.
My boyfriend is a window and therefore a single dad to 3 young boys so we can’t just get away at the drop of a hat we had to put child care in
place
On arrival, lovely scenes of a Scottish wedding, with all the men wearing QUILTS!
Because of the wedding there were children playing crochet on the lawns
 
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Not quite a typo or a proof-reading error, but a comment by me on a Kickstarter campaign has been post-actively censored because it contained the preposition 'cum' (Latin: with) in referring to a combination of two things. Now I have a cluster of asterisks (the wrong number, I might add) that makes the phrase unintelligible.

Technology is making us dumber.
 

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Not quite a typo or a proof-reading error, but a comment by me on a Kickstarter campaign has been post-actively censored because it contained the preposition 'cum' (Latin: with) in referring to a combination of two things. Now I have a cluster of asterisks (the wrong number, I might add) that makes the phrase unintelligible.

Technology is making us dumber.
I thought this sort of thing was a joke, but Simon Mayo on the radio last week was told a thread he started on Twitter about Mary Poppins contained offensive language. He was surprised, considering the subject matter - on investigation, the problem was the name Dick Van Dyke.

So yeah, so much for technology making us smarter.
 

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I thought this sort of thing was a joke, but Simon Mayo on the radio last week was told a thread he started on Twitter about Mary Poppins contained offensive language. He was surprised, considering the subject matter - on investigation, the problem was the name Dick Van Dyke.

So yeah, so much for technology making us smarter.
I had a post on a forum years ago partly asterixed out because it mentioned Scunthorpe...
 

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I thought this sort of thing was a joke, but Simon Mayo on the radio last week was told a thread he started on Twitter about Mary Poppins contained offensive language. He was surprised, considering the subject matter - on investigation, the problem was the name Dick Van Dyke.

So yeah, so much for technology making us smarter.
I had a post about Bond films censored on a forum because it mentioned Pussy Galore.
 

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It's the pornolization of modern society, soon everyone will think everything online is a double entendre, even when it isn't.
 

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This is a gem that puts mere typos and proof-reading errors in the shade.

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Field Marshal Archibald Wavell, 1st Earl Wavell was a great man of erudition far beyond that of most soldiers and this biography was well-received by reviewers.

The problem?

That's not him on the cover. It's Field Marshal Sir John Dill - a contemporary of Wavell's.

Surely the author herself would know the difference in an instant?
 

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This is a gem that puts mere typos and proof-reading errors in the shade.

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Field Marshal Archibald Wavell, 1st Earl Wavell was a great man of erudition far beyond that of most soldiers and this biography was well-received by reviewers.

The problem?

That's not him on the cover. It's Field Marshal Sir John Dill - a contemporary of Wavell's.

Surely the author herself would know the difference in an instant?
Bit of family trivia, during the war my cousin had a cat called Wavell because her father was serving under him at the time.
 

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I sent an email at Work asking if anyone knew of a household chemical that could be used as an impromptu paint-stripper. This was rejected by the Filters not just on strip or stripper but also because of the pain in paint.
 
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